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Banzai! everyone

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Submitted by Michael S, Jun 5, 2017 at 14:31

Vey, very well put, Dr. Lawson.

Your exposition of Bushido doctrine, Naziism and Islamism all point, by the way, to the essential depravity of man (ALL man -- not just the Japanese, or the Germans, or the Arabs) -- something the West, and the Jews in particular, tend to adamantly deny. Juche, the official religion of North Korea, is yet another example of a religion/political philosophy which has seduced millions of people into willfully surrendering their living and dying to it. Maoism also induced the Chinese people not only to take part in human wave assaults in the Korean War, but also led them to offer up some 30 million of their number during the 1958-62 "Great Leap Forward" Famine. There are other examples, some more obvious than others.

This all begs the question, of whether Westerners are immune to this madness. We presumably don't trust in demigods such as Hirohito, Hitler and Mao. Instead, we trust in the infallible, unstoppable progress of "science" to surmount all the problems in our lives -- from loneliness, to erectile dysfunction to Jihad. Politically, we are less unanimous in our trust; but I am certain that the same spirit that caused all the major powers to cooperate in the original "Afghan War" against the Taliban, will some day soon cause them to attack Israel -- "for the good of humanity", "to bring world peace", "to finally end nuclear proliferation", or for any number of high-sounding but unattainable ideals.

This UN-sponsored "jihad" will certainly end in a world-wide nuclear calmity, the dreaded "World War III". The Japanese Emperor was sensible enough to quit, after two of their cities were destroyed by nuclear "super-weapons", though his generals would have been willing to struggle to the bitter end. Hitler, facing certain defeat, chose not to surrender under any circumstances, and even ordered the destruction of the German people as his armies retreated (The order was not carried out). In the coming war, there simply will not be enough time to cash in our chips and leave the table: The nuclear exchange will happen quickly, and universally; because it will be impossible for any of the nuclear powers to know, in the short time allowed for a response decision, which of their enemies has attacked them: whether it be a North Korean missile launched from a disguised container ship, an Israeli missile from a Dolphin submarine or some other conventional or unconventional source.

That is the likely fate of the Western World who will, through faith in their own technology, their own self-presumed morality and their own supposed political genius, march to a doom far greater than that which lured the Germans and Japanese to self-destruction.

Of course, we do not have to worry about such things until they happen, and it is too late to stop them. In the meantime, there is money and pleasure to be gotten. Banzai! everyone :-)

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